Meet Kenya’s South Coast Recyclers!
Kwale Plastics Plus Collectors & Kenya Plastics Plus Recycling
Our beautiful resource-blessed country is choking in rubbish pollution—and crying out for stewardship.
• An estimated 45 percent of waste goes uncollected in Kenya
• Major towns in Kenya produce an estimated 6,000 tonnes of waste DAILY
• Mombasa, for example, creates close to 3,000 tonnes of waste daily of which only 40 percent is collected
• In Kwale County on International Coastal Clean-up Day 2017, 6,008 kgs of largely plastic debris was collected along only 5.8km of beach between Msambweni, Shimoni & on Wasini Island— in less than 4 hours.
Pollution is degrading public health and our environment—and unforgivingly spoiling our animal, natural resource and blue economies. We are pro-actively responding by engaging with others in creating lasting solutions to remove and recycle the plastic and other waste polluting our land, roads, drainage systems, lakes and rivers as well as our beautiful award-winning beaches and ocean.
Our aim is to bring social, economic and environmental benefit to the people and environment of Kenya—beginning in Kwale County where we are privileged to live.
Curbing this pollution menace in a sustainable manner is a massive challenge requiring devoted passion, intelligent strategies and bountiful determination. We will achieve this aim by working closely with the Kwale County Government and other relevant stakeholders in establishing a sustainable ‘closed-loop’ 2-tier waste management solution.
Kenya Plastics-Plus Recycling (KPPR), a private sector commercial corporation focused on manufacturing durable building materials and plastic polymer for road construction, will work in close collaboration with Kwale Plastics Plus Collectors (KPPC). Together, these distinct yet synergistic and symbiotic enterprises will form the sustainable ‘closed loop’ solution. KPPC will collect and supply to KPPR the raw material required for the manufacture of commercial recycled products.
To date, widespread community, private sector and local government support has secured funding for 3 industrial shredders, 25 Green Station collection points and the construction of the KPPC Depot. Hence, in March 2018 the process of shredding and storing plentiful
raw recyclable material begins—in readiness for the manufacturing factory becoming operational by late 2018 or early 2019. This collaboration will ensure immediate utilization and efficient product output as soon as the State-of- the Art KPPR manufacturing factory is constructed and equipped here in Kwale County.
See pictures below of preparation of Green Stations, General Waste, Different bins for different uses and International Coast Cleanup
Making and painting of green stations
Diani Beach Festival Bins
Common Beach Waste and Micro Plastics